I often wonder whether my degree in History has any practical application in life, particularly since I ended up not pursuing law (sorry, Cousin Matthew) and became a corporate marketer. I do think though, that studying history has impacted the way I view the world; I tend not … [Read more...] about Kedgeree, Mrs. Patmore’s First Dish
Our introduction to Downton Abbey is informal, and comes early in the episode of Season 1, Episode 1. While upstairs the Crawleys are still nestled in their beds, there is a flurry of activity down below. In our introduction to the grand home, we see the engine that drives it … [Read more...] about Be it ever so humble there is nothing like porridge
Downton Abbey is seen in over 100 countries around the world. This week BBC launched the series in South Africa (Sunday nights), and in Canada Vision TV is broadcasting the series on Wednesdays. Many of us around the world have seen all episodes (there are two seasons), … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey: In the Beginning There was Titanic, the Entail…and Pie
The phrase "Imitation is the sincerest of flattery", is credited to Charles Caleb Colton, in Lacon: or, Many things in few words in 1820. Downton Abbey has certainly seen its share of tributes as well as parodies, such as Downton Arby's, Downton Sixby circulating on the web, … [Read more...] about “Life IS Downton Abbey”. What a gem..or is that muffin?
It is getting closer to the lazy days of summer, but for now we are still contending with May showers spilling into June. As I was setting up for the large charity tennis tournament our firm co-hosted on Sunday, I imagined lords and ladies gathering on grand grass courts on … [Read more...] about Tea Tuesday: More Rhubarb, Baked as a Gem